Peperomia albovittata is a species of plant in the family Piperaceae. It is endemic to Ecuador. The term ‘albovittata’ means ‘having white bands or stripes’. The members of genus Peperomia are commonly known as radiator plants.
Peperomia is a perennial and related to pepper plants. It comes from a large South American family (about 1,000 species in the genus, a few from Africa). In fact, the name alone means “the plant related to the pepper.” Their succulent, heart-shaped leaves distinguish peperomia plants from other small potted tabletop houseplants. Unique, succulent leaves, bushy uprights or rosettes make many of the peperomia types attractive as indoor plants, and find fun to collect.